Get fit and have fun: 5 of our favourite online workouts


Get fit and have fun: 5 of our favourite online workouts
These online workouts require no equipment and are fun to follow along to.

Don’t feel like leaving the house? Can’t afford to attend those fitness classes in this cost-of-living crisis?

Never fear, there are so many fantastic workouts available online for free or for a small fee.

The best online workouts are so fun and efficient that you barely feel like you’re exercising at all.

Here are some of our favourites.

Walk without leaving the house

Sometimes we just want to move our body in an easy, low-impact way but can’t bear to face the bad weather outside.

That’s where an indoor walking workout comes in very handy. These workouts combine marching in place with various arm and leg movements to help you get fit on the spot.

They’re also great if you don’t have much space to work with.

We love Jessica Smith’s walking workouts. Here’s a good one to start with:

Dance your heart out

There’s nothing quite like a good old boogie for getting your heart rate up and having a blast while doing it.

There are plenty of fun follow-along dance workouts available online.

Never Stop Dancing, run by Wellington’s Virginia Keast, is one of our favourites.

Her videos are easy to follow and allow you to dance along to catchy pop tunes.

For $NZ24.99 per month or $NZ199.99 for a whole year you get access to the entire Never Stop Dancing library of classes.

Give her class a try for free here:

Stretch and smile

Carving out some time for yourself with a yoga practice at home is a wonderful act of self-care.

There’s a plethora of yoga videos on YouTube that are free and suitable for all levels.

Yoga with Adriene is one of the most popular channels, with a casual 12.6 million subscribers.

Her channel is relaxed, lighthearted and particularly great for those new to yoga.

Try her practice for beginners here:

Channel your inner ballerina

If you’ve got a chair, you’ve got a ballet barre. So why not get fit and learn a new skill at the same time?

Learning the basics of ballet is easy thanks to YouTube. We love Lazy Dancer Tips, a channel which has follow-along videos for complete beginners or seasoned dancers wanting to brush up on their technique.

If you’re brand new to ballet, this playlist is a good place to begin:

Strengthen and tone

You can complete a mat Pilates workout without any equipment, making it the perfect at-home workout.

If you’ve done an online Pilates workout, you’ve probably already come across Cassey Ho’s Blogilates.

She has plenty of variety on her channel, but she’s great if you want Pilates that’s upbeat and set to fun music.

And her ab workouts are brutal! Give one a go here:



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